February 2020 archive

Assorted TV show thoughts, podcast thoughts and numerous reflections

In the latest episode of the Hidden Brain podcast, its host Shankar Vedantam first told a story about a psychologist who’d done numerous studies to figure out what lengths people would go to, when it came to following orders…even if those orders were harmful to human beings. And as this particular story continues, we the …

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Music/podcast thoughts, more thoughts on being childfree, living with disabilities and other updates and reflections

I recently submitted a feedback report to Apple because within the last week, when I’ve tried to view all episodes of the This American Life podcast using my phone, I’m only able to view a few episodes. This is incredibly frustrating to me because I’m almost certain that there are lots more episodes of said …

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More thoughts on Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, being childfree, one’s sexual identity and my second time being featured on someone’s blog

In the FB group that’s called Have a Gay Day, someone posted a topic asking how people knew about their sexual identity. The response I wrote to that thread reads:It can be different, for different people. For example, for me, my circumstances were such that for the longest time, I stayed in the closet, even …

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Upcoming music excitement, podcast thoughts, getting to know me, some life updates and more

Within the last week I’ve been reading updates on Twitter that talked about how the singer named JoJo will be coming out with new music this year. And given what a huge fan I’ve always been of her music, this news excited me to my core. And so when I read an update on Twitter …

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Thoughts on TV shows, movies, a Netflix comedy, being childfree, sexuality and other life updates

I recently watched the live-action version of The Lion King and I’ll start with this: I’m happy that they didn’t take out the very beginning song that’s in the original version of this movie. But it hurts my heart that they got different-sounding singers to sing “The Circle of Life” and other popular songs in …

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Assorted podcast thoughts, frustrating life updates, TV shows, website updates and women’s rights

So I recently re-read the “About Me” page on my website. Because I couldn’t remember whether I’d included the fact that I’m blind in it or not. I knew that I’d covered pretty much everything else in said section about myself that I’d thought was important. And honestly, I don’t even know what made me …

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Life updates, podcast thoughts and more childfree thoughts

Tuesday evening one of my close friends and I hung out for a bit. We went to the local ice cream place that I’d recently mentioned in my blog. And I got a chocolate dipped cone, with chocolate ice cream. And while this particular place is supposed to be a fast-food place, we waited in …

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Numerous childfree thoughts, Hidden Brain podcast thoughts, being supportive and life updates

I posted a thread on Twitter which reads:‪If you feel that you have to tell people how great you are, then you aren’t that great…period!! This thought of mine comes to me cuz of a recent Twitter discussion I saw/participated in. And in this discussion, folks were talking about someone in the blind community whose …

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Finishing season two of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, podcast thoughts and other reflections

In an episode of Hidden Brain that was political in nature, Shankar Vedantam talked with a couple people about how an individual’s political beliefs are influenced by the ways in which they think about issues that we’re facing and issues that we have faced in society. I loved hearing this perspective because it’s something I …

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More assorted podcast thoughts, childfree thoughts, mixed life updates and togetherness

I recently went back and re-read my Claircognizance journal that I’d created at the end of last year. And the reason I looked at it recently, was because I wanted to see whether I’d put the weekday that corresponded with each date. And I had not actually done that; so I took the time to …

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